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PIA Press Release
2007/09/01

Peace bells and peace doves kick off 2007 nat'l peace consciousness month fete

Tacloban City (September 1) -- In order to effectively convey the continuing efforts of the Arroyo Administration and the various stakeholders including the international community, various activities have been lined up for the 4th National Peace Consciousness Month celebration in September.

Secretary Jesus Dureza of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process announced that the traditional ceremonial launching of the Peace Month celebration will be done simultaneously in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao areas, on September 3, 2007.

The 4th National Peace Consciousness Month Celebration Kick-off activity will be done at the Quezon City Memorial Circle with the Ceremonial Ringing of the Peace Bells.

As part of the kick-off activity, inter-faith leaders are invited to promote and support the National Peace celebration. Specifically, all churches are enjoined to participate in the simultaneous ceremonial ringing of bells, as a manifestation of support to the call for peace across the country.

Nationwide, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process which is the lead coordinator of the month-long celebration, calls on all local government units, national line agencies, government owned and controlled corporations, state universities and colleges to conduct the releasing of Peace Doves at their respective Flag Raising Ceremonies.

This year's National Peace Consciousness Month celebration is anchored on the current overall peace programs in general and initiatives that involve or benefit the youth and children in particular. Thus, the activities will center around the theme, "Para Sa Kabataan at Kinabukasan: Kapayapaan, Atin 'To" (For the youth and for the future: Peace is Ours).

Secretary Dureza said that children have mostly become immediate collaterals of armed conflicts. There is a need therefore, to provide not only awareness, but a proactive stance to protect children's safety and well-being in conflict affected communities.

He said that the continuing effort to secure peace as a lasting foundation, other than being temporary option remains today, a daunting task for key players from all fronts, government, peace stake-holders, inter-faith groups, non-government organizations and civil societies including rebel groups wanting to forge peace.

The challenge of attaining peace across the country rests not in the hands of peacemakers and peace-builders alone, but in every citizen whose stakes in the nation's march to progress are bound by much-needed support to the peace process. (PIA 8) [top]

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